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tuggers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is it possible to back up two different hard drives to one main drive using two different programs?

Ex.
I would like to back up my internal 40gb drive to my 750gb external drive using Time Machine. Also,I would like to back up my other external 320gb drive to the 750gb drive using CCC, so i could everything on one big drive.

Would this process work?
Would there be any problems?

Thanks.

eMac 1.25ghz, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (46,535 points)
    I believe it would be possible if you would partition the external HD - a 100GB partition & a 650GB partition.

     Cheers, Tom

  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,530 points)
    I second Texas Mac Man's suggestion. Partition the disk!
  • tuggers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    how would i go about doing that?
    Please explain.
  • spudnuty Level 5 Level 5 (6,150 points)
    Hey tuggers,
    Well like Tex says, partition. Here's a good walk through:
    http://www.kenstone.net/fcphomepage/partitioningtiger.html
    It's fir Tiger but not much is different in Leopard.
    Yah I forgot about mentioning partitioning.
    Richard

    Message was edited by: spudnuty
  • tuggers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    oh ok. thanks guys for all your help.
  • tuggers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    would it be easier to just have say a 1TB drive and make 3 partitions on it.

    1.Internal 40gb Backup (100gb partition)
    2.Music, Movies, Photos,etc.(320gb partition)
    3.Everything Backup(580 partition)

    -Would this process work better and cheaper?
    -Would i still need CCC and Time Machine or could i just use one?
  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,530 points)
    Don't do it. If the drive fails you lose partitions 1, 2, and 3, and have no other backups of whatever was on partition 2. Never have your original data and your only backup of it on the same physical disk!

    I'd try to send your eMac in for a hard drive upgrade. The labour cost from any Apple certified repair centre should be about $65 or so. Get a nice 500GB drive fitted. Then you can keep all of your data on it, and use your external drive exclusively for backups.
  • tuggers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    but i thought the eMac only supported up to a 128gb hard drive?
  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,555 points)
    If your model is the eMac (USB 2.0) 1.25Ghz, it comes with the Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive bus controller, meaning it can address large hard drives, greater than 128GB for an internal drive.
    Earlier models that have the ATA66 are limited to less than 128GB for an internal drive.

    With your 1.25 Ghz model, you'll be OK following Király's suggestion
  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,530 points)
    I have a 160GB drive in my 1.25GHz eMac right now, and it works great!
  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,555 points)
    Thanks Király, that's good to hear.

    Tuggers, plan B is on.
  • tuggers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    yeah, it's a 1.25ghz, so it'll work. i'm planning on putting in either a 320gb or 500gb drive put in by an Apple Specialist here soon then have a 750gb or 1TB external drive as a Time Machine backup. so yeah, i'm going wih plan B.
    and maybe i'll throw in a superdrive if i can afford it.
    but thanks guys for all your help.
  • tuggers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
  • tuggers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, i talked to a Specialist, and he said it was gonna cost around $125. so i'm just gonna use the one thats in there if i can, or(if i can find any good manuals) try to upgrade the drive myself to an 80gb drive that i have that was in an old Dell.
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